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Pendle Council is first to “opt in” to new improved Act

Author: Emily Randall

Published on Oct 09, 2012

Pendle Council is first to “opt in” to new improved Act

Great news!

Pendle Borough Council have "opted in" to the Sustainable Communities Act. It is the first council to pass a motion resolving to use the Act since the new regulations were made on the Act in June 2012. Local Works congratulates Pendle Council for this and calls on other councils around England to follow suit.

The Council passed a motion at a full Council Meeting on 27th September 2012 resolving to submit proposals to government under the Act each year for the next three years. You can view the motion here. This means that citizens and communities in Pendle will be able to drive Government action to help the local area.

In tough economic times, the Act offers a lifeline to communities. But people can only use the Act if their council chooses to do so. The good news is that If you are a resident in Pendle, you can now contact the council and:

  • Suggest an idea you have to help the community that the council could put forward under the Act. You can view some sugggestions here; or
  • Ask to be involved in the council's panel of local residents who will decide with the council on which ideas should go forward to government.

If you are not a resident in Pendle, please contact your council and ask them to follow Pendle's lead! Please ask them to opt in to the Act by clicking here.